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United StatesContinental Congress.ConnecticutGovernor (1769-1784 : Trumbull)Trumbull, Jonathan1710-1785
Proclamation. Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God the Father of all mercies: It is therefore recommended to the several states to set apart Thursday the seventh day of December next to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer ... Done in Congress, this eighteenth day of October, 1780
1 sheet ( p.) ; 34 x 23 cm.
Signed: Samuel Huntington, president. Attest, Charles Thomson, see'ry [sic].
Followed by: By His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire, governor, captain-general and commander in chief in and over the state of Connecticut, in America. ... I ... do hereby appoint Thursday the seventh day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer ... Given under my hand, in the Council chamber at Hartford, this second day of November, 1780 ... Jonathan Trumbull.
Ascribed to the press of Timothy Green of New London by Evans, but not listed in H.A. Johnson's Checklist of New London imprints.
N-YHS copy has manuscript note at foot of page: "My soul doth magnify the Lo[rd]"; fabric lining.
Thanksgiving DayFasts and feastsReligious life and customs
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